Yaroomba Life

Yaroomba Life- nature, beach and attractions

Attractions

For such a small suburb Yaroomba punches above it’s weight with attractions, particularly the variety of environments that can be explored. Walking tracks and picnic benches and forest sculptures are just a walk or bike ride away.

Walking

Yaroomba Bushland walk

A short circuit of around 1.2 km on an ancient parabolic dune. The vegetation changes from swamp and wetland to vineforest, wallum and eucalypt forests. You can park in Warren Road where there is a small carpark and enter either through the trees along ‘Basil’s Boulevard’ or take the path to the right. The path is bikable for an extra bit of adventure and there is a small park with picnic tables close to the board walk.

Listen for the frogs chorus as you cross the wetlands via the newly updated boardwalk. Kangaroos can be spotted in the open forest if you’re quiet.

There is a sign to point out the Birdwing butterfly vine that is the host to a spectacular, but endangered butterfly, the Richmond Birdwing butterfly.

Try to spot the snake sculptures along this walk, there are two. The python was created from a fallen tree.

This place is truly an idyllic island of serenity.  

 

Majestic eucalypts
Basil's Boulevard Snake

Yaroomba Clifftop walk- Point Arkwright to Point Perry

Clifftop walk
Third Bay

This spectacular clifftop walk with soaring raptors and emerging turtles is one the the best kept secrets of the Sunshine Coast. Start at Point Arkwright and then walk north along the pathway to the turtle viewing platform. Here you can not only see turtles, but water-dragons just on the cliffs below and often Ospreys and White-bellied Sea-Eagles on the thermals. It is truly spectacular! During the whale migration season whales pass by, especially during the month of September. The walk takes you through wallum bushland with a variety of birds such as honey-eaters and fantails, there are picnic tables and lookouts to take in the sea-scape.

Third Bay is a stunning beach that the locals love, it’s good for snorkelling and pretending you are on a secluded tropical island. At low tide you can walk across the rocks to Second Bay or even First Bay if you enjoy rockhopping before heading up to Point Perry. Why not head into Coolum and grab some lunch at the surf club or a coffee at Alley Cats.

If you do this in reverse, you can walk along the beach until Birrahl Park and then visit Wagtail’s cafe for Yaroomba’s best coffee.

Birrahl Park

A cute little park right next to the beach. You can get there via Warragah Parade and Yerranya Row. There is a carpark at Warragah Parade with public toilets and picnic shelters with BBQ’s

Birrahl Park

Local Businesses

Wagtail Cafe

With friendly service and a delicious brunch the Wagtail Cafe is a popular local haunt. The coffee is consistently good and there is a variety of small plates available.

Imm Thong Thai Restaurant

Da and Em have recently taken over this Thai take-away, so far the verdicts are positive with ‘ delicious’ and friendly staff’.

Hello Gorgeous Hair Salon

Sonia and Simone (Art of Hair) are very popular hairdressers and are often fully booked. Simone is a colour expert and both are super friendly.

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